On January 14, 2020, the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative will be hosting free workshops in locations across BC to help agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives prepare for wildfire. This workshop will teach attendees about how to respond in case of wildfire, while also ensuring the efficacy and safety of local emergency response.

The workshop is designed to enable attendees to:

1) Reduce their risk of the climate change impacts of more frequent and higher intensity wildfires.

2) Connect with government representatives responsible for wildfire and emergency planning, as well as local wildfire and emergency response personnel.

3) Learn local wildfire behaviour, threat, and history, and how to apply lessons learned to structural protection.

4) Develop customized wildfire preparedness plan that outlines what needs to occur before, during, and after a fire.

Another important element of users wildfire plans is a wildfire preparedness property map. These maps are used to provide information to emergency responders in the event of a wildfire. Attendees will have the option to ask the host to develop their base map OR to create their own base map to bring to the workshop.

To learn more about this event and register, please click here.